A Busy Friday

I’m putting the Philosophy Phridays posts on hold for this week. It’s almost eleven o’clock and I’m just now getting some time to think about writing. It’ll take me more than an hour to read a whole entry and write commentary about it. I won’t bore you with all the details of my Friday, but, as I’m looking for a quick post, I’ll talk about the highlights.

The first is that my daughter and I went to the mall. She received a couple of gift cards for Christmas and she wanted to spend them. They were for Claire’s and Bath & Body Works. The mall was incredibly busy. We had to park out in the boonies and walk a long way. My daughter didn’t mind, though. She got a step counter for Christmas and she was happy to get a lot of steps. We went to Claire’s first. Claire’s is completely alien to me. It’s just a store full of stuff for young girls like earrings, headbands, scrunchies, and just about everything is sparkly. I’m pretty sure my daughter looked at every single thing in the store. She picked out a few things that added up to her gift card, but then we discovered they were having a buy 3 get 3 sale, so we went back to looking. Eventually, she found a total of six things, she paid and we left.

Bath & Body Works was a bit quicker, but not much. This store was a little more familiar to me. My ex-wife used to go in there from time to time. The main thing I notice about it is an overpowering smell that gives me a headache. But my daughter had a great time spraying all the scents on little cards and sniffing them. She picked out three that she liked. We found out when we paid that two of the three were on sale, so she has money left over. Which means we get to go back in the near future.

The other highlight, and realistically the real highlight, was attending the Hip-Hop Nutcracker with my daughter. My daughter loves dance and dancing. She was in a production of the Nutcracker earlier this season, and she is taking hip-hop classes. So, this seemed perfect. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but most of it was Tchaikovsky’s music with hip-hop dancing. Kurtis Blow was the MC for the night, so he opened the show with a little history of rap and closed the show introducing all of the dancers. There was also a DJ who supplied the music pre-show and during intermission. And there were a few musical interludes with a hip-hop violinist duetting with the DJ. All in all, it was a good show. I don’t understand the kind of body control the dancers have, but it’s fun to watch.

That was my Friday. I’ll pick up the Philosophy Phridays again next week.

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